Illinois state legislators are thanking post-9/11 veterans for sacrifices made in service to their country by putting some extra money in their pockets.
On July 26, Gov. Pat Quinn signed the "War on Terrorism Compensation Act," which gives eligible Illinois veterans who served on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001, a $100 bonus.
"We can never fully repay the debt to the service men and women who have fought for our freedom in the Global War on Terrorism," Quinn said in a press release. "But this initiative shows that we appreciate their service and sacrifice and they are being compensated in the same way our state compensates veterans of other conflicts."
According to the governor's press release, all applications for compensation must be made through the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs. Like many other veterans' benefits, applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements to receive the bonus.
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